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'A tradition of excellence': Detroit Lakes newspaper's history goes back...way back
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high
Picturesque Cooking: Summer class at DL's Boys & Girls Club teaches gardening, cooking – and photography
Minn. 9-year-old helped his sister escape rollover before his death
‘American Idol’ to hold auditions in Dakotas in early September
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PREVIEW: Injuries hampering preseason workouts of Waubun Bombers
Frazee to forfeit football season because of low roster numbers
Thielen celebrates 27th birthday Tuesday
PREVIEW: Laker football opponents in for DL’s culture shock
Area teams fall at state Class C baseball tournament
Mental health matters: How to stay emotionally healthy this school year
Guide to lakes country camping
The light of an eclipse: An essay on the experience
Column: The legend of Old Three Legs
Why it pays to keep a careful eye on your earnings record
friends & neighbors
Learning to lead: LEADERship Detroit Lakes now accepting applications
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota remain unchanged
Disney to end Netflix deal, sets launch of ESPN and Disney-branded streaming services
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Minnesota Resort & Campground Association launches Century Resort Recognition Program
Autumn nuptials are latest wedding trend
Boats & Bars & so much more
Local author to speak about latest work Aug. 23 at Perham library
Holmes Theatre's 15th season to include plenty of surprises
Dixieland band coming to Pelican Rapids
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Vivian (Silovich) Lee
Leonard "Pete" Thielen
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Mason J. Smith
Byrne Ray Hildebrand
Frederick A. Coughlin
Marlene Rae Andring
Gary L Braasch
How dark will it get during total eclipse?
Vaping is not any "cooler" than smoking
Letter: Charlottesville shows Trump is morally destitute
Klobuchar: 'Alternative facts' and muzzling the press are unacceptable
Lee Hamilton: My impression of nine presidents I've worked with
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
Here's how to get kids to love going fishing
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
pine to palm
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
Swenson versus Miller for Pine to Palm championship
March 27, 2016
Cities push for state aid hike
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota cities is pushing hard for an increase to Local Government Aid, which transfers money from the state to some Minnesota cities. Detroit Lakes would see an additional $51,000 in LGA under House File 685, which boosts LGA payments statewide. Perham...
March 27, 2016 - 5:55am
March 25, 2016
Invest in LGA for all of Minnesota
Here’s why Minnesota House Republicans should support proposals to boost Local Government Aid: Because LGA works. It does just what it’s supposed to do: help Minnesota towns from the Arrowhead region to the southwest maintain professional police departments, pleasant parks and...
March 25, 2016 - 5:35am
March 11, 2016
House aims to slash Local Government Aid
As the Minnesota Legislature convenes today in St. Paul, it’s a good time to remind House Republicans that many of them ran on a pledge to secure and enhance the state’s shorted Local Government Aid program. The reminder should be especially resonant with rural and small-city...
March 11, 2016 - 5:15am
January 13, 2016
Republicans take heat for LGA plan
Minnesota House Republicans came under fire Tuesday from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities for advocating a plan that Coalition officials...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
November 20, 2015
Legislature needs to get local government aid on track
Local government aid should not be viewed as the state doling out welfare for cities and counties in Minnesota. And we are glad to see the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities made increasing LGA its top issue for the 2016 legislative session. LGA is quite the opposite of welfare....
November 20, 2015 - 5:15am
May 7, 2015
House needs to shape up its act on aid to towns
In the late 2000s, the Legislature was quick to justify cuts to local government aid because of the poor financial shape of the country and state. Time and again we heard Republican lawmakers say, “With the way the economy is right now, it’s just not the time.” Cuts were...
May 7, 2015 - 5:55am
May 3, 2015
Severe LGA cuts a betrayal
Unlike the Minnesota House of Representatives, the state Senate underscored its commitment to Greater Minnesota communities by including in its tax bill a provision to increase funding for Local Government Aid. Earlier a House omnibus tax bill passed out of committee with severe cuts...
May 3, 2015 - 5:05am
March 8, 2015
Increased LGA a wise investment in rural cities
It’s time to give cities in Greater Minnesota their due. State funding for cities — local government aid (LGA) — has been frozen and cut since the early 2000s until it was increased in 2013. And now, a new bipartisan legislative proposal would finally restore LGA to its 2002...
March 8, 2015 - 5:00am
February 10, 2009
Bemidji, Wadena mayors: Proposed LGA cuts would be 'devastating'
If Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed cuts to Local Government Aid are approved, cities would be forced to cut core services, according to two northern...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Faced with cuts, Alexandria holds off on hiring police officers
Alexandria won't be adding the two police officers it planned to hire this year. City department heads will also hold off making any major equipment purchases until at least July. The Alexandria City Council took the budget-cutting measures at Monday's meeting to deal with an unexpected...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
December 26, 2008
Area cities take LGA hits, brace for the the worst
Cities across Minnesota are still feeling the sting of a pre-holiday announcement from Governor Tim Pawlenty that, on average, their final December aid payments of the year will be cut by 22 percent. As reported earlier this week, Detroit Lakes is among those affected, with a $142,000...
December 26, 2008 - 12:00am